Re: Selfish meme?

From: Kenneth Van Oost (
Date: Sat Jan 26 2002 - 20:35:09 GMT

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    > On 25 Jan 2002, at 15:03, Grant Callaghan wrote:
    > > And if you havent' already, you can expect to hear the word "gate"
    > > to Enron when the spectre of scandle reaches out from the company to the
    > > policicians it helped alect to office. The old Watergate hotel has
    > > a number of words to attach themselves to a number of presidents since
    > > Nixon. I doubt Enron can escapt that fate any more than Whitewater in
    > > Arkansas. In fact, I think I've seen one or two people use Enrongate
    > > already in the opinion pages of the newspapers.
    > Hm already 149 search entries in google and 930 in groups search.
    > Let's see how this continues.

    Hi all,

    Strange this ! Strange affect !
    We had a similar case in Belgium, Lernout and Hauspie, voice- compu-
    ter technology. Maybe the names are too long, maybe the language
    isn 't suitable, or maybe we lack the tradition to do such things.
    I don 't know, we had our ' cases ', but I can 't recall that someone
    ever tried to link those in a way you Americans do with Watergate,
    Enongate and etc.
    Maybe we haven 't found the proper word to start with...



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